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Carer friendly employers

Approximately 1 in 8 people in the community are in a caring role. This means it is likely that a number of your staff are providing ongoing care or support for a family member or friend with disability, a chronic health condition, mental health, alcohol or other drug issues, a terminal illness or who is frail aged.

The Carers in Employment Project Officer is able to meet with your senior management/HR staff to discuss how retaining employees in a caring role can benefit your organisation.

We are able to provide resources for your organisation to support carers in the workplace and work with you on policies that will support a flexible workplace. We can also provide sessions for your employees about what carer supports are available to them.

The benefits of becoming a carer friendly workplace include:

  • Endorsement as a ‘Carer Friendly Workplace’ by Carers Australia
  • Attraction and retention of staff
  • Building a resilient workforce
  • Reduction of recruitment and training costs
  • Improve staff morale and engagement
  • Reduced employee stress and absenteeism
  • Increased productivity and improved service delivery

Accreditation Program:

In addition you can engage in a process through the Carers Australia, ‘Work and Care’ Program to be endorsed as a ‘Carer Friendly Workplace’ on the Carers Australia Website. Carers WA can assist you through this process.

Click here to view the flyer.